Brian is the Co-Founder and Chief Design Officer at Think Company, an award-winning experience design firm in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. A hands-on UX designer since 1997 and an early champion of the field of User Experience Design, Brian started Think Company in 2007 with the idea that great software products result from research-driven methodology and design decisions that are always based on evidence. Brian leads a growing team of 75 researchers, designers, and developers as they create smart, beautiful design solutions for Fortune 500 clients in a wide range of industries.
[01:58] — Brian’s Journey
[06:00] — Reasons Why Not To Launch
[07:40] — BIGGEST Hurdle
[09:26] — Calculated Risks
[10:08] — Having a Business Partner
[11:00] — Advice for Support
[12:38] — 3 Key People
[13:34] — “I wish we knew…”
[15:39] — What ThinkBrownstone Does
[18:54] — Importance of “Rethinking” Your Launch Process
[21:22] — Whats Got You Fired Up
[22:14] — Resources
[24:50] — Your Legacy
[26:17] — Communicate You Care
[27:12] — Find Brian McIntire
[27:35] — What Does it Mean to Launch Out!
“Take a risk and believe that you can do something that doesn’t rely on someone else giving you permission or providing the space for you to succeed. We were created to create, and the act of creating something, whether it’s art, music, or a company, is incredibly satisfying and gratifying and it’s something I think we all can do."
- It’s easier to take risks when you have someone taking risks alongside you,
- Organizational hierarchy is not a bad thing,
- 'Thank you' at work is like 'I love you' at home.